Ajax man struck by $331,000 LIGHTNING LOTTO win


Published April 4, 2023 at 10:30 am

Mohamed Goley of Ajax was struck by the LIGHTNING LOTTO jackpot on March 13 with the top prize reaching more than $331,000.

Goley, a 54-year-old father, said he’s been playing the lottery for 30 years. “When I checked my ticket and saw $331,192.10, I froze,” he shared while at the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto pick up his winnings. “I was so happy that I gave everyone in the store $50!”

Goley then went home to share the news with his family. “My wife and kids were so happy – they couldn’t believe it. I knew one day I would win, and always told my wife, ‘When I win, you’re going to give me a big kiss!’”

He plans to help his kids with their education and take a vacation to Jamaica. “We’ll also fix up the house and pay off the mortgage.”

LIGHTNING LOTTO players can win a jackpot on the spot! Match all five numbers in any one line on your LIGHTNING LOTTO ticket with those drawn earlier that day to win the jackpot. The top prize starts at $125,000 and grows with ticket sales. Each $2 Quick Pick consists of three lines of five numbers from 1 to 49. LIGHTNING LOTTO is available exclusively at lottery retailers.

The winning ticket was purchased at Pioneer Snack Express on Harwood Avenue in Ajax.

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